PIPF 150 - Piping Trades Foundation Training

Students will learn to interpret blueprints, install valves and fittings, join pipe sections, secure them in position and test pipe systems for leaks according to project specifications. Following code to determine the layout, type and size of pipe, and the appropriate tools to use, students will assemble, fabricate, maintain, repair and service equipment and piping systems that carry water, steam, fluids, gases, chemicals and fuel through various systems such as heating, cooling, lubricating and process piping systems.


Hours: 480 (Lecture Hours: 180; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 300)


Total Weeks: 16


Admission into the program.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
Perform Safety Related Functions
- maintain a safe work environment
- use PPE and safety equipment
- perform lockout procedures
- practice fire protection
Use Tools and Equipment
- use common tools and equipment
- use access equipment
- use rigging, hoisting and positioning equipment
- rig loads for cranes
- use oxy-fuel equipment
- use soldering and brazing equipment
- use welding equipment
Perform Routine Trade Activities
- use mathematics and science|
- interpret drawings and specifications
- use codes, regulations and standards
Perform Layout and Installation of Piping and Components
- prepare pipe
- join tube, tubing and pipe
- install pipe
- install valves
- install fittings
- penetrate structures
- install piping components
Perform Fabrication
- fabricate brackets, supports, hangers, guides and anchors
Use Communication Techniques
- use communication techniques
Apply Electrical Techniques
- use the principals of electricity


Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify most common dangers and injuries in the pipe trades area of construction
- List types and use safety clothing and personal safety equipment
- Describe hazards related to confined space entry into vessels, manholes, and septic tanks
- Identify the types of fire extinguishers available, state classes of fires, and how to prevent fires
- Identify fire hazardous areas in construction
- Follow O H & S and WHMIS guidelines
- Demonstrate and use general safe work practices and apply safe work practices and procedures when using tools and equipment
- Demonstrate the use and name of hand and power tools used in pipe trades
- Select the correct tool and proper size for the desired task
- Describe ferrous pipe and fittings used in the pipe trades
- Demonstrate and describe pipe threading using hand and power tools
- Describe non-ferrous metal pipe and fittings
- Identify names and size threaded pipe fittings used on steel pipe, standard malleable, malleable cast iron, steel, cast iron drainage, and galvanized
- Identify and name threaded fittings used on non-ferrous pipe
- Identify threaded pipe fittings symbols used on blueprints, spools, and other piping drawings
- operate welding and cutting equipment for the purpose of general fabrication relating to piping installations


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:
Students are required to adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Rules and Regulatory Practices for Students Policy.


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.